Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here is a painting from my recent 11 day trip to Vermont. I went up to deliver 5 paintings to the Bryan memorial Gallery in Jefforsonville. They are housing the New England Plein Air Painters annual show this year.
This sparkling stream runs through the Pleasant Valley in nearby Cambridge Vermont. It must be just about the prettiest valley in New England! It was a lovely, warm September day and the fall color was just starting. I like painting in the fall before or after peak color best.
Another of these paintings is going to be shown by the Guild of Boston Artists at the Boston International Fine Art Show in November. You can see that painting on the news page of my website. Contact me if you would like to preview these paintings as they are finished.
Right now I am putting the finishing touches on a talk and slide show to be presented on October tenth on White Mountain painting of the 19th century and its influence on the artists of today. I have a great legacy of art from which to draw. Every important American landscape painter was there in the decade before the civil war. The White Mountains are still very wild and unspoiled. I find myself liking the area and plan to paint there as much as possible during the next few years.
This presentation is only part of my involvement to help in the effort of the Jackson New Hampshire Historical Society to save an enormous 19th cent barn. They are selling prints of a painting which I made standing in the historic barn itself, looking out at the town of Jackson. One of the attendees of the opening reception gala on the 10th when I will be presenting this talk will win the original painting by raffle. You can find an image of the painting on the News page of my website.
The painting you see here is at the Banks Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jamie Lafleur the owner, has a great gallery in a new location on the edge of Strawberry Banke,the restored historic village.